Education Studies Minor

Education Studies Learning Outcomes

The Education Studies minor is designed to:

  • Provide opportunities for students to explore different domestic and international educational models and philosophies;
  • Encourage students to formulate their own educational philosophy and reflect on the connections between content knowledge and pedagogical approaches;
  • Teach students how individual learners develop and help students understand the impact of individual learning differences;
  • Expose students to issues of privilege, power and difference and their intersection with issues of education;
  • Help students become aware of how learners are affected by environmental factors;
  • Expose students to the ways different academic disciplines approach issues of education;
  • Make students aware of codes of ethical conduct and professional organizations that advocate for learners and on behalf of educational policy and practice;
  • Provide coursework and fieldwork opportunities necessary for those students wishing to meet teacher preparation or graduate school requirements.

The Education Studies Minor

The minor in Education Studies requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 credits of coursework (including 4 required courses and 2 electives). All courses presented for the minor must be taken for a letter grade. At least one elective or the CE/P/P Course must be at the 300 or 400 level.

**Please note that the Education Studies minor is not a professional certification program.**

Students planning to pursue admission to post-graduate certification or Master of Arts in Teaching programs should be aware that additional coursework may be necessary. Please consult the Director of Pre-Professional Studies in the Gateway for information about these programs. For academic advising in Education Studies, please contact the Education Studies Program Director.

Because this program is interdivisional, students who minor in Education Studies may complete any major to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions.

Requirements:

Please note: courses marked with an asterisk (*) have a prerequisite.

Culture & Education, Practice, and Policy (CE/P/P) Courses:

One course from the list below must be presented for the Education Studies minor. Courses are grouped to provide guidance for students interested in pursuing one of three focus areas in Education Studies: 1) Practice (for students planning to pursue careers in elementary or secondary Education); 2) Policy (for students interested more broadly in education policy); 3) Culture and Education (for students interested in the intersection of national or international cultures and issues of education). Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have a prerequisite.